Marvel's 'What If' trailer teases Chadwick Boseman's last role, fans 'aren't ready' for it
Amid an already huge week with Episode 5 of 'Loki' on Disney+ and MCU's return to theatres with 'Black Widow', Marvel dropped the second full trailer and official release date of its first fully-animated series 'What If'. The animated series will air on Disney+ from August 11 with each new episode coming on Wednesdays.
'What If' explores alternate realities and the new trailer gave some exciting angles which include events like Killmonger rescuing Tony Stark, an alternate voice coming out of Vision's body and Captain Carter meeting Doctor Strange. Another highly anticipated angle in the story is T'Challa becoming Star-Lord, which will give fans a chance to celebrate the late Chadwick Boseman. However, MCU fans became a little emotional after hearing Boseman's voice as T'Challa in the trailer in his last MCU project following his death in August 2020.
Enter the multiverse of unlimited possibilities. Marvel Studios' first animated series, What If...?, starts streaming August 11 with new episodes Wednesdays on @DisneyPlus. @WhatIfOfficial pic.twitter.com/MksL2Wa8B9— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 8, 2021
Boseman's character T'Challa was featured heavily in the new trailer. T'Challa as Star-Lord was seen stealing the orb from Morag before speaking with Yondu about his future. Additionally, T'Challa was seen in a tight hug with Drax as well as leading the team of Ravagers featuring Yondu, Korath, Kraglin, and Taserface in some shots. In one scene, Drax the Destroyer pulls T'Challa in for an embrace in which he looks evidently uncomfortable. The longest T'Challa scene was him against Kree soldiers when he rescues a hostage while he waits for Yondu. It turns out to be funny as T'Challa laments Yondu for taking so long to work his arrow magic. Rumors said that Boseman had recorded lines for the series before his unexpected passing in August 2020.
'It’s truly sad hearing his voice'
As soon as the much-awaited trailer dropped, fans took to social media remembering Chadwick Boseman in his final MCU project. One fan wrote, "The last voice performance from Chadwick Boseman Pls I'm crying. #WhatIf." Another tweeted, "It’s truly sad hearing his voice." One fan commented, "I wasn’t ready for Chadwick Boseman’s voice in the trailer #WhatIf." Another tweeted, "Hearing Chadwick Boseman again really brought tears to my eyes. This will be the last time we see him in the role and I’m not emotionally ready for that. #WhatIf #BlackPanther #chadwickboseman." One tweet read, "Idk i still get sad over chadwick boseman passing, as stupid as it sounds the world needed him. he was just built different. it'll be nice to "see" him again. #WhatIf." Another fan wrote, "#WhatIf Cant wait to cry watching the last voice performance of Chadwick Boseman."
Hearing Chadwick Boseman again really brought tears to my eyes. This will be the last time we see him in the role and I’m not emotionally ready for that. #WhatIf #BlackPanther #chadwickboseman pic.twitter.com/14kO6qAk9k— NeptunesForce (@NeptunesForce) July 8, 2021